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is back, and the $13 billion bailout in cypress. they want to pay for it by taxing people's bank accounts. dagen: the president will announce his no , nominee for s secretary. another looks at a man's record over at the justice department. connell: the cyber threats, a new report according to an isp, nigeria as being the worst for spam. dagen: the corporate tax burden in the country. who pays the most? those stories and much more coming up in hour on "markets now." ♪ connell: markets are going back to positive. dagen: who has a greater connection than anyone in the building. connell: good morning, nicole. dagen: good morning, yes, my mother and father were born in cypress, but i want to look here at the averages, a lot stemming from what we heard in cypress, them giving a vote to tax the depositors there, and that, in turn, could really pressure europe overall, that vote takes place tomorrow. the banks closed until thursday. the euro is at a four month low, and people are spooked. i mean, that's really what's occurring here, down 45 points for the dow jones industrials, so that's down
is trying to shoot down this tax on a medical device maker. >> the medical device packs is something that is a pretty bipartisan bill. you will not see a lot of bipartisanship there. dagen: brad, final word. do we really know what this will cost us as a nation and individuals? >> we look no further to the entitlements that the government had to perform before obamacare. medicare, renegade is going bust on its own. we created a whole new entitlement program where we could not even administer properly and provide the coverage to those already admitted. it is on a pathway to unsustainability unless something is done to change those programs. i have no confidence that obamacare will have any more success than the two programs i mentioned. dagen: thank you both. the well. connell: senators getting set for a marathon with back-to-back voting. they will be voting on amendments that protect the budgets. dagen: rich edson is live in washington, d.c. with more. rich: most of them are designed to get the other party to take difficult votes. the republican amendment drew more than 30 democrats i
's implementation, the bulk of the taxes are in effect. the benefits and mandates kick in next year. tracy? tracy: clearly, already seeing effects. cvsments you on the scale and tell them how fat you are. you talked about the debt ceiling, what did he say about that? >> i did. one of the next fights comeing up here, we could expect to hit the ceiling this summer in august. he says we're not going to agree to raise the debt ceiling without doing something about entitlements. mcconnell says this brings the president to the table so republicans want an equal number of cuts or more cuts than whatever amount they agreed to raise the debt ceiling by. mcconnell says it's got to come from entitlements because you can't do enough of what we've seen so far, discretionary spending. tracy: they want us off the beach in the summer. we'll have another debt ceiling fight, be here in august sweating it out again. >> yeah, can't wait. tracy: i know, me too. rich, take the vacation now, thanks. >> yeah. tracy: ha-ha, okay, you may want to sit for the next story. members of congress workedded together and passed a
in the mine. the amazing thing is that although the central banks have been taxing myself deposits, giving negative interest rates and by a depreciating currency, like 26% depreciation in last 10 years, the ecb would come out so openly. that is the shocking thing. and of course, people should be very worried about what happened in argentina. they froze deposits and withdrawals so that this could spread. as we look at the united states and europe and the way that the politicians are running the show, it'd heading for disaster. as simpson-bowles said, it is a cancer. there is a time when bank deposits will be threatened if we continue even if the united states and europe -- people go to banks today thinking that it will be okay to. neil: that is a good point. not that it would be imminent or a near-term threat. but the fear is, here is a vulnerable little country where this is looking like a real fear. what about greece? what about portugal? >> i mean, this is western country. the last i heard is that europe is part of the west. >> what is your fear? >> my fear is that if things go awry in
with mandatory spending or comprehensive tax refm. that is what it will take. neil: do you think that bernie marcus, the home depot cofounder, was telling me on fox news, the spenders are using a pr war, the strong stock market, improving economic numbers as jusjustification for more spend. >> i don't buy that, i don't think that the sck marke is as pro efficient -- prefish ent as people think, we don't need to been the budget, the way that the government calculates a balanced budget is a bad joke, we do have to do, we have to start treating the disease, deal with health care costs, deal socialnsurance programs. neil: they are not. they might -- but remind me,er dayhey don't, a new pore added to our -- a few more added to our debt. all unfunded. >> that is right, that is what we need. >> you local starkest terms. >> the full view, if we look at big number, over 70 trillio, if we end up doing -- >> how does that work? >> debt held by public, held by social security medicare trustee fund, and pensions unfunded, arrange of commitment contingency, and unfunded social security and medicare promis
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out and do these things they will talk about putting this tax on deposits, what happens from there? what's the fallout? imean that's a big deal? >> well, i think capital controls at this point is inevitable because even if, even if there is a deal, unless you have capital controls, there is going to be a massive is run on these banks the minute they open. but again, i mean we need to look at what is the alternative here? if you don't do the levy over 100,000 euros, you know, you are going to have a risk of the collapsing of all of these banks, in which case, not only the insured but also the uninsured depositers lose much more because the reality is in cyprus, the level of insured depositers is 180% of gdp which means that unless there is a deal, both insured and uninsured deposits basically evaporate. melissa: okay. lance, let's talk about what are the other options. >> sure. melissa: you talk why has the e.u. not gotten involved? is it their best interest to get involved? because if they don't, doesn't it mean russia sinks their hooks even further into this island nation? they wo
to be a temporary hike of taxes on but made them perm innocent locking in place an 8.8% top rate that could have new york's most productive residents taking eyes, and it's could take a hike, but will. i was thinking of that, will burr, it's another 9% on the top rate, close to 40%, half writeoffs saying nothing of the other taxes. you're paying 50% in taxes right out the gate. what's the deal? >> well, it's disappointing in that the business community, and the temporary increase part of the overall -- neil: must have known it was not temporary. >> well, no, we believed it would be, and went along with it as part of the overall reform, and he did make some good reforms, but this one is quite different. as far as i can see, this is paired with the $350 check being dulled out to sort of upper middle class people, and then -- neil: robbing peter to pay paul. >> yeah. neil: you think you were snickered? >> a direct money transfer from people in one income bracket to people in another income bracket. neil: so here you were trying to be pragmatic of this, this guy might be a different type of democrat, unl
on public servants, wasted money spent in the financial crisis and the only thing is higher taxes. >> there is an oversight of spending tax dollars, we have known that for a while. with the story with school superintendent, national average 162,000 to be a school superintendent but some of these guys are running half a dozen schools, less than a million students, some of them are making 200,000 or more. it is amazing there is no transparency, little oversight for the public servants will scream about the private sector. look to your own backyard. charles: the same ideology that argues about corporate salaries uses that as an excuse to bump up their own salaries. digging a were using to bump up your salaries? connell: thank you, charles, appreciate it. dagen: i am taken mcdonnell. connell: i am connell mcshane. thank you for joining us and this is what is keeping washington up at night. preventing a budget deal from happening. dagen: a big day for bernanke and company. is it time for the central bank to pull back on the bond buying? connell: and the taiwan factory making the recall
of bankustomers are blowing their talk, with talk of a 10% tax on deposit the money, has a lot of angry customers storming the atm machines but the government has closed banks to avid a bank run, a keeping them close until they sort this out, but the tax is till coming. for cyprus it is about the cost of staying in the euro club, never mind how average i citizes there are getting club. but this is about taxing assets there. something with which we should all be very familiar here. no uncle sam has not hacked into our bank accounts -- yet, but he made a b-line for our other assets like next time we try to sell our home, and obamacare wants 3.8% of the profit for medicare tax. juss like it is tacking medical devices for what it deems exception atrogen -- generous healthy insurance policy. so what is such a big leap going from hitting you up for dollars off fur devices, and hitting you up for dollars off your deposits. none, i tell you cyprus is not isolated. i am telling you, cyprus is a test case, it is starting, it was not only liberal the world over watching. now big brother, everywhere salivati
at as nation's governments weighs a new bank account tax. there would be a 3% tax for deposits under $100 thousand euros, and a 10% tax and 15% tax for amounts larger than 500,000 euros, country central bank declaring a holiday until thursday, when they vote on the plan, this is sparking investor fears at home, joining me now lance roberts, host of street talk live, and xena. partner and cfa, welcome all, great to have you here, lance, i'll start with you, i have to assume some wealthy individuals are having questions about safety of their money, have you gotten any calls, are you expecting any? >> i'm not expecting any but i would not be surprised to see people talk more about this in next few days it is very late tonight anyway it looks like they will preserve the under $100 thousand mark and go after larger deposits, but the question, here in u.s., could it happen here? probably not. but the question is, ha hasn't t already happen with standpoint feds suppressing interest rates, that is the rate less than inflation, negative interest rate it has already happened here. gerri: let's go t
to pick up. do not get too excited when all the obamacare taxes kick in next year. i would go into any of the markets like miami. the whole purchase to rent phenomenon, all the investors are jumping in and buying rental properties. the holster is wearing off on that. it did not turn out as good as they thought. look at those cities. vegas, phoenix, anything -- really, the fed induces this massive wild swing in bubbles. they are not sustainable. just watch out. dagen: anthony, it was great to see you. thanks a lot. connell: great to see you, as always. how about starbucks. this is a headline today. helps to explore different farming techniques. a disease called coffee rust. it has been hidden industry pretty hard. dagen: you can see through the pants. lulu lemon pulled some of its yoga pants off store shelves. the company claims the mistake impacts 17%. it was made by a supplier. lulu lemon offering full refunds to customers. they are trying to figure out what exactly happened. it is hard to make up a story this good. shares are down more than 5% today. connell: it is like christmas for
kind of tax or sees sure of deposits. if approved it could give everyone in the country a bit of relief. basically insuring what is being proposed in cyprus really can not happen here. joining me with details is the cosponsor of the resolution, republican congressman tom coal from oklahoma. congressman, thanks for coming on the show. >> thank you. melissa: do we really need a resolution to protect us from this? is there a danger this would happen, do you think? >> people in cyprus probably thought the same thing a couple days before it happened. do we really need to worry about this? i think we ought to make sure. and look, i don't think it would happen, i will be honest with you. i think, most of our regulators understand how counter productive this is, how it will destroy confidence. it will give people not to put money in safe places like banks. but we ought to reassure people and ought to send an unmistakeable sign to our own bureaucracy, that congress wouldn't tolerate something like that. melissa: has there been talk doing something like this or could you see it happening? i have
from cyprus and concern about deposits being taxed obviously set off worries on wall street abroad and here at home obviously. sandra: opposite end of the spectrum, jcpenney, the retailers, jcpenney a huge rally today, nicole? >> a couple of reasons. isi group talking about the fact that they might turn into a reit-like entity. oppenheimer talking postively about jcpenney. david: apple, apple, even though the market came down i think apple stayed up about 12 bucks. why are they doing so well on the eve the samsung announcement? >> that is pretty amazing. once the news was out about samsung it took away some uncertainty. apple bucked the trend. sandra: best buy seeing a nice top. that was an up stock on a down day. >> best buy, the last quarter was a great one. they got positive analyst comments as well. jpmorgan initiated coverage with overweight rating. [closing bell rings] david: the bells are ringing. we're not at absolutely postively lowest point of the markets but very close to it as we see a down market. dow jones industrials down 61 points on the beginning of this trading we
on the failed idea that giving another round of tax cuts will somehow triple down and lift up all the other boats. we know that has not worked. peter: the senate starts its votes on its budget tomorrow. i will start here before i talk about easter bunnies and march madness. connell: we do not want that, peter. we never want you to get into trouble. dagen: that does not get you into trouble with us. we go as far as talking about audio parts. right now we want to talk about funding the government. 68% of americans say it is a problem. connell: monica crowley is here with us today, as is leo kelly. interesting because of what we have seen in the stock market. today, with the market pulling back with all-time highs, it is not really about the stuff peter is reporting about. >> cyprus, his little country that no one really was paying attention to a couple weeks ago certainly has no whole world turned upside down. what the market has really come to expect from washington is delayed until the last minute, but come up with a resolution. the threat goes away each time they do this. dagen: speaking o
on this rich guys did not dodge the tax. now a government has broken precedence, by going after what is in their bank account, how long do you think it will be before governments start sniffing around your bank account. frankly, i believe it's not long. think this country, when first federal income tax was just to blender efforts of world war i but it stuck around. or europe. expanded. what started out as a 4% tax for millionaires is now north of 20%, and en snaring, well, everyone. that is what concerns me about this cyprus tax. what the poor saps will discover when the banks reopen in cyprus, run. can't take their money and the government is watching and limiting, and i am kind of worrying. what is going on in this island nation, is a tsunami. bank on it. literally. to rich edison, in cyprus to this nervous night before, hey, rich. >> good evening neil, you have to imagine, folks without access to their banks account will have some tomorrow 8:30 in the morning. for more than a week these folks had closed banks today there was a bit of a lull, in fact that banks were closed not beca
about cyprus and what they'r they are doing, thet off this decision to tax or confiscate the bank accounts, but what happens now? how will they please those at the imf and the european union? big questions remain and that is why you see the red arrows. but just squeezing out a gain for now. lauren: investors also applied to the safety of u.s. treasuries today rallied for a third day pushing the yield on the 10-year note to a two-week low. david: without the fed announced what they are going to announce on wednesday. oil closing below $93 per barrel, this is the first fall for crude in four sessions, dropping 1.7% settling at $92.16 per barrel. lauren: and you have to look at the retailer's underperforming the market today especially the key names. american eagle, abercrombie and fitch, all falling greater than 3%. david: the stocks are much the same. rejecting the confiscation of bank accounts but there are things going on here in america that are not as friendly. the chief research officer joining us with a disturbing new report, one that shows the united states is falling behind
their carry-ons with them? if you are tired of washington's high taxes and big spending here is one way to stick it to the man >> tom: okay, you go first. i'll be right behind you. i have seen a lot of tax protestors and they do put them in prin when they don't pay their taxes. yes, people go to jail. i'll let you fight the battle first. thanks to everybody that contacted the show. keep your comments coming in. tom sullivan show, we're open for business 24/7. check out our facebook page, and then tom sullivan show. there is a lot of tom sullivan show, you can follome on twitter at sullivan radio and all the things to contact us on the web my main webpage which is tomsullivan.com. thanks for joining us. make sure to tune in to the radio show. listen in through our fox news radio app. download it from itunes. you can hear us online by clicking live button on my main website. we or radio every day from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. we'll have another great show lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us. the dow jones industrials three consecutive record closes in did today a
now, speaking of cyprus, the idea of confiscating people's income after already been taxed sent a chill far beyond cypress. could that happen here? that is question we ask steve forbes, fox chairman and editor-in-chief. he has thoughts on that you don't want to miss coming up on the "countdown to the closing bell" -- "after the bell" [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. ♪
a chain reaction around the world. the european nation wants to tax all bank deposits up to 10% in order to secure a $13 billion bailout for the government. this move is unprecedented, it would basically allow the government to skim the bank accounts of every single person who makes a deposit into a cyprus bank account. if that is not enoug the country has closed all banks until thursday so if the decision is made there will not be anything anybody can do if they have money in the bank. now the world is bracing and waiting. what you should do with your money and with the impact could be. so excited to have you on tonight. university of chicago professor. what a team. t me start with you because i want you to set the scene for us because some people hear this and i think of cyprus is a tiny island, who cares. this could set off a chain reaction around the world, tell me why. >> if you have your bank deposits in another country that is shaky, italy, spain, portugal, and greece, you will say in my the next in line? so what we will be looking for over the next week or at any time or attentio
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've never paid taxes in my life, no one wants to hear that kind of talk. warner: the irs just heard you and you will be hearing from them, man. . >> idiot. warner: very good, nick. connell: good one, nick. imus: never paid taxes in my life. okay. well, what else, warner, anything? >> well, my time is up, thank you. imus: your time is up. wilson pickett would have been 72 years old today. of course, he's not. he did record this before he left us. ♪ mustang sally ♪ ♪ guess you better slow your mustang down ♪ ♪ what i said now ♪ ♪ mustang sally now baby ♪ ♪ oh, lord, guess you better slow your mustang down ♪ ♪ oh yeah, you been running all over town now ♪ ♪ oh, guess i have to put your feet on the ground ♪ ♪ what i said now ♪ ♪ imus in the morning ♪ >> legalized theft in a country you barely heard of and your money takes a hit. good morning, everyone, cyprus is the country. the seizure of private bank deposits is the issue. europe says, if you want more bailout, you cyprus people, then everyone with money in cyprus must pay a tax on all bank deposits ha
-called vice taxes. you have probably heard the sequester cuts go after about $44 billion in this fiscal year. let me give you a sense of this. taxes on tobacco and alcohol and gaming, gambling, lotteries, generated together $75 billion compared tough sequester, that taxes are doing a very powerful job. that is, federal, state and and local revenue. two states, two states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. they are colorado and washington . colorado collects more than $5 million in sales, $5 million in sales from dispensaries, pot dispensaries, marijuana. washington is reportedly collecting some $750,000 in taxes, although they have been having trouble getting dispensaries registered with the state. it is affecting their revenue. pot smokers procrastinating. hard to imagine. well, regarding that $13 billion pornography industry, 13 billion. california is earning about $36 million per year just in revenue from the porn industry. it's worth about a billion dollars overall to the economy, just in southern california. we we are on the subject of sex in addition to the so-called vic
, frankly, stop taxes, stop regulations, fewer lawsuits, let's help get small business out of the hole they are in, and it's just a classic example of how very little most of our elected officials understand how a business, a small business is run in america. that's just too bad. neil: all right. we'll watch closely. thank you, all, for your help today. we'll keep a close eye on all the developments and the president's trip and whether this economy is going to go up. tomorrow, a lookat numbers you don't really quite see all the . melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight of the as we speak setting themselves up for a run on the bank. cypriot banks closed until next tuesday. people are scrambling to get as much as they can from atms. should you be worried about your money in the bank right now? we'll we'll find out from today's power panel. plus billionaire's take on the pulse of the economy and consumers. landry's is one of the country's largest estaurant and gammably companies. he is here to tell us where he sees the biggest headwinds and opportunities right now.
melissa: welcome. i'm melissa francis. lori: i'm lori i i rothman. voting to delay a tax on the bailout, and now there's reports the finance minister is stepping down. we have reaction with the trading president, the former cypress trade representative to the u.s.. he'll be joining us. >> treasury secretary jack lew meeting with the chinese president on the agenda of growing concerns about china ease role in cyber attacks. melissa: targeting seg represents in new york a week after a judge rejected the ban on large drinks. we get the verdict with the judge andrew going after soda, ear buds, cigarettes, what's next? seriously. lori: only can guess. it is back down to the floor, new hour here on "markets now," and i know cypress is driving action again today. >> it is. we are seeing headlines that the president will be talking with angela merkel, obviously, another development pertaining to what we see in cypress, which then, obviously, really rules the e.u. markets and our markets here at home. yesterday, for example, we lost a lot of money in the global market with all the
, the senate votes to repeal an obamacare tax. there's a headline for you. good morning, everyone. it's the medical device tax and the vote to strike it down 79-20, overwhelming abipartisan, the it helps to fund obamacare, upwards of 40 million people will face huge health insurance cost increases next year. could it be that obamacare is unravelling? don't forget cyprus, civil society is unravelling there. they're running short of gas and basic supplies and they've got 72 hours to come up with big money or else. don't worry, stocks will be up again just a few minutes from now. "varney & company" about to begin. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. all on thinkorswim. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. sta
, no one read it before it was passed, and there's quite literally a trillion dollars worth of taxes in the affordable care act. it's underappreciated, there's a tax increase on the economy to turn into big job growth impacts and turn into big cost of insurance impacts, and that's what the fee is for, it's there to get the startup of the new exchanges going and to ensure the high cost paicialghts are covered into the insurance products. gerri: what's interesting because there's a lot of people asking for exclusions already, and am i surprised that thedownon representing auto workers doesn't want to pay this. boeing, as i mentioned before, they are asking for exclusions. suspect this is case where virtually anybody with more than say a thousand employees is going to be knocking on the white house doors asking for personal consideration? >> we, of course, you would. this is a cost of doing business, going to be substantial, and unanticipated cost. we saw this with all the regulations that have been put in place to make obamacare go. one by one, they show up and ask for exclusions becau
trade that stuff and make money off of it if you buy enough quantity. it is triple tax-free. anything related to california, municipalities, people are buying them. they are buying them at discount and they are trading them. they are clipping the coupons. do they hold them until maturity? maybe not. here is one more, yankee stadium that that was issued to basically build the garage, again, buying with pennies on the dollar. you do not necessarily hold it until maturity. this is a trade. trade detail risk. big risk here. you can make some money. >> i will follow your advice and not go into this market. california, basketcase when it comes to taxes. it seems too low if they are trading at pennies on the dollar. charlie: it is the real distress stuff like this west virginia tobacco bonds. why aren't the tobacco bonds distressed? when you raise taxes, people will not smoke. they will not pay the taxes. as a trade, you can make some money. jon corzine rolled the dice with short term, i it was italian bonds and spanish bonds. his dad turned out money good. people lost confidence in his abil
. if tomorrow you wake up and you find there is a 10% tax on your bank deposits, you will not be happy. if you're a politician in cyprus you're dealing with this and they're bank backing away from it. it was a bad idea in the first place. cyprus needs $10 billion from the european union and the european central bank and they have given others like greece hundreds of billions of dollars. so they're upset. the cypriot banks are insolvent. they're going, they will get a run. melissa: they are insolvent and they will get a run, yeah. >> but it's not cyprus's fault in my view. melissa: doesn't matter whose fault it is if it happens. julia, what is the outcome? what is the domino effect? which if there is a run on the banks there which there certainly will be, should i withdraw money from my bank here? >> no, i don't think so. the structure of the cypriot problem was quite unique the bank assets in cyprus are something like 730% of the country's gdp. it really is is a safe haven for russian investors. that is why when they needed money, there is always going to be some burden-sharing in a bailout. w
will have to come along with tax increases. this deal still hurts. >> i do not think there is any denying that the cyprus people will have to go through tough times and will suffer the consequences. we had to adjust over relatively a short period of time. rich: now the question is what does this mean for the rest of the euro zone? this, the bailout should be a template for the rest of europe and banks should be reduced. back to you. connell: rich edson lives in cyprus. trading halted in some of those italian banking stocks also added the comments in terms of a template. time to bring in axel merck. your thoughts? >> good morning. when someone screams fire, you do not want to shut the accident. halting stocks, i do not think, is helpful at all. i think it is rather responsible. the question is what will happen. obviously, investors are taking action. connell: you just look at the big board here in the united states and the green at the beginning of the day has now turned red. european markets losing some steam. you talk about the italian banks and how it would not be a good idea to halt th
closely in the tax realm. we'll see whether or not they have earnings. [closing bell rings] david: best buy up another 5%. that stock can not be denied. as you her the bells are ringing on wall street. looks like the indexes are going to keep essentially where they were before and after ben bernanke began to talk. looked like they were sliding a bit. they stopped that slide. trading this the 50 to 60-point range on the dow. the s&p is doing better percentagewise. nasdaq is doing well. russell 2000, small and mid-sized caps doing well. there are interesting company stories and sector stories as well, lauren. lauren: homebuilders are one of the sectors. among the best performers today on better-than-expected earnings from lennar. lennar as well as d.r. horton hitting new 52-week highs today. david: sort of a bellwether of the economy, what the economy is doing here and as well overseas caterpillar was the worst performer on the dow. it was only down less than 2%. it did drag down the dow from what it could have been. the company is reporting dealer sales, get this, in the asian region dro
not confiscate it as cyprus tried to do however there are plenty of ways to get at it. taxes, you're forced to invest in government securities and under the guise of the financial systems, yes, it's a valid concern and the bank defenders will not acknowledge it u and we've got the dow up 39, 40 points at the moment, a shrug from the stock market at the moment. >> yes, it is. stuart: you think this has no impact on the stock market, more on gold and banking stocks, you think? >> i think so, again, what it does, it calls into question the integrity of the financial community and that's what central bankers and legislators fear most. it's not the markets themselves, it's fear of the market and fear of stability because that is what drives confidence and one thing that bernanke can't afford to lose right now. stuart: here is what i think might happen. a no vote, the russians step in, europe says we can't have russia, and they step in. >> i think a power play and progression of events, but i would not count out the chinese in this one. stuart: keith fitz-gerald. thanks. the latest proposal from
in response to cypress' plan for a deposit tax. now it seems like we're shrugging off those headlines. now, shares of hewlett-packard and verizon are helping the dow recover some grounds after upgrades from morgan stanley. verizon actually hitting more than an 11.5-year high today. there's the stock, up 87 cents, 48.89, as you can see on your screen. we're not getting any help from financials today. it's the worst performing sector following suit with some of these european banking counterparts. check out some of these euro financial names that are actually trading here in this country. they're getting knocked down. royal bank of scotland, create suisse, deutsche bank, ubs, war clays, all -- barclays, all of these stocks substantially lower in this country. s&p 500, we are still within striking distance of the record high despite moving lower today, the s&p down more than almost five points as you can see on your screen. is it going to happen this week? are we going to get that big number? we're looking for 1565.15. so close. as always. let's get right to our floor show. we've got traders
of what was supposed to be a tax piece. it restores many of the cruel automatic spending cuts. all is missing is a line like thank god for the democrats. then it was also considered a cheese head. it starts out fair and factual enough. under the rhine plan, the government subsidizes it. the only famous unnamed critics who say all of this would mean ever shocking. he is heartless and soulless and probably the double in pinstripes. it is one thing when they say it was all but a sham. it is another thing for them to prove that it is an even bigger sham. they are darn near inbred watching politicians who continue to say that we don't have a spending problem. and one that is only trying slow down the growth of the spending. fair and balanced. try over and out. dick armey says that he is over the top of the house of representatives. i am not saying give republicans a pass. i am saying to treat them equally and with the same ferocity. and i do not. >> thing that is most frightening about what you just read is that this has become the norm. i want to thank you for bringing this up. even ba
about taxing deposits into cyprus. that got waves and concerns going. oh my good nist, could this be precedent setting. people said we're overreacting of the the truth of the matter doesn't appear we are. that country is dire straits and desperate for bailout fund. melissa: the limit on atm withdrawals had been double before this. they are trying to go to the atms because the banks are remained closed this thursday and friday. they said they would not open as soon as tuesday. they thought they avoided a run on the bank by not taxing deposits of the they creates their own run by keeping banks closed and they're limiting atm withdrawals. lori: they decrease the amount. melissa: that you can pull out. lori: here in the u.s. your deposits are fdic insured up to $250,000 but, you know we'll see where this goes. melissa: the house approving the senate passed continuing resolution bill, the bill to fund the government past march 27th heads to the president who is expected to sign it. but is this continuing resolution or bandaid approach to funding the government just another example
, younger people to have the bulk of their payroll taxes go in their own personal accounts so sensible rules and diversification, as you get older more in short-term so you don't have to worry about stock market crashes. three counties in texas pulled out of social security, in the early 1980s. they didn't put a penny in the stock market. those folks today retiring with 50% to 200% more benefits than they would ha had with social security. when it comes to investing mutual funds, sound insurers and the trust i'll trust that over what washington does. >> and rgan, that gives people a choice. shouldn't we have a choice. it's our money, right? >> i love that idea and i'm all for the concept of a choice which is why i do think we should be reforming social security but i don'ts think we should be scrapping it. >> what about the choice issue? shouldn't we have a choice? it's our money, supposed to be a trust fund sort of like a savings account. obviously it's not. >> in a perfect world i completely agree there should be a choice. but i'm serious what i've been saying, david. we've got to see that
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